I love taking pictures. You can see to the right that I have a flickr account and quite a few photos uploaded over there. I also have shoeboxes full of photos from the predigital photo era of my life: cute toddler pics with my brother, high school, college party pics, and other assorted adventures.
So you can imagine my surprise when while standing in line to pay for gas at EZ Mart, a lady from the revenue office comes up to me and asks, “Did you lose a camera? My brother found a camera in front of your office yesterday.”
“um really. Well my camera is a Kodak” I look in my purse. I don’t see it.
“The first picture that should pop up on the screen is a picture of some food.”
“I don’t know. Let me ask him.”
She gets her cell phone out and asks him. And yes, it’s a picture of “some stew” (well I guess if you’re not acquainted with Indian food, tikka masala would look like some stew.)
I had no idea the camera was missing?! DAMN Y’all!
He asks if I’m going to be in my office the next day around 5:30. He shows up. I pull out some cash for a reward and he says “no need” and walks off.
That was a Kodak 8 mpg cam with zoom lens. He could have gotten a hundred dollars for it easy.
Now to be fair, the world isn’t a perfect place because when I got the camera back, the two gb card that was in the camera was out and the 256 card was in. He had looked through all my pictures. Good thing I didn’t have any “extra special late night guest” photos on that thing. Whew.